Revel In Some Outdoor Dining Pleasures
By Melanie Carden
Picnic season has arrived with all its storybook bliss. Find a quiet woodland grove, or perhaps a lively park, and indulge in the elegance of outdoor dining. Picnicking is imbued with wonder and timelessness. So, go ahead and make some snacks and take to the grass with these posh picnic provisions.
Al fresco dining at-the-ready—plates, flatware, and the ever-important wine glasses. Frontgate’s Belmont Picnic Basket makes it a breeze with this perfectly designed, classic picnic basket. It even has a zippered cooler compartment. Info: frontgate.com
Piedaho makes scrumptious homemade pies. They offer a dozen varieties including classic strawberry rhubarb, inspired edible flower berry, and savory veggie galette. Keep one in the freezer for impromptu picnic outings. Info: piedaho.com
Packing your picnic food in U-Konserve’s containers is as classy as it is organized. The see-through lids allow for an Instagram-worthy presentation—even before you unpack your goodies. Info: ukonserve.com
Picnic tip: keep an al fresco-ready blanket in your car. Coalatree’s Kachula Adventure Blanket is coated to keep you dry and protect from spills. Spontaneous rain showers? Use the removable water-resistant hood to convert it to an emergency poncho! Info: coalatree.com
Upgrade your menu with this game-changing portable grill. Hero Grill offers 60 minutes of grilling and includes everything you need—including convenient pack up when done. Check out their innovative mess-free charcoal pods! Info: fireandflavor.com
The new darling of the picnic brunch? Mayne & Co.’s Modern Mimosa. Packing a picnic necessitates well-planned use of your basket or tote’s space. These elegant, pre-mixed mimosas offer luxury cocktail convenience. Info: maynesip.com
Endless textile options offer an opportunity to add some picnic pizazz to your outing. The Sling Chair from Society6 is perfect for long days in the park—noshing and reminiscing with friends. Info: society6.com
10 Barrel Brewing has mastered the emerging trend of portable mixed cocktails. Their Bloody Mary is the perfect addition to your outdoorsy quiche soiree. Info:10barrel.com
Pro-picnickers are always hunting for the unicorn of outdoor dining—a truly portable table. Crate and Barrel fulfills our wish with this mahogany picnic-height table that rolls up into its own storage bag. Info: crateandbarrel.com
CHEETAHS & CHEESEBOARDS
Serve up a safari theme. Yvonne Ellen’s melamine plates bring a sense of lighthearted fun to your movable feast. Grab a cheeseboard and head out on an adventure.
WINE + WANDERINGS
Picnics needn’t be elaborate. Find a dragonfly speckled pond and hunker down with your favorite rosé and nibbles. The crossbody strap on The White Company’s Willow Drinks Hamper allows hands-free hiking.
DEVIATE AND DELIGHT
Bravo baristas! The folks at Deviation Distilling brought together coffee and whiskey in their line of Barista Spirits. The perfect complement to your outdoorsy brunch. Info: deviationdistilling.com
The Veranda Series from Fortessa elevates your outdoor drinkware. With the look of hand-blown glass, the line offers shatter-proof drinkware from tumblers to rocks glasses and pitches. Picnic-ready sophistication. Info: fortessa.com